Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Thrise happie she, that is so well assured
     Vnto her selfe and setled so in hart:
     that nether will for better be allured,
     ne feard with worse to any chaunce to start,
 But like a steddy ship doth strongly part
     the raging waues and keepes her course aright:
     ne ought for tempest doth from it depart,
     ne ought for fayrer weathers false delight.
 Such selfe assurance need not feare the spight
     of grudging foes, ne fauour seek of friends:
     but in the stay of her owne stedfast might,
     nether to one her selfe nor other bends.
 Most happy she that most assured doth rest,
     but he most happy who such one loues best.

Edmund Spenser
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